LANSING, Mich. (July 24, 2012) – A strong grassroots coalition of Michigan citizens continues to push for state nullification of the kidnapping provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act.
On June 14, Michigan Rep. Tom McMillin filed HB5768, which would forbid state compliance with the detention provisions in sections 1021 and 1022 of the NDAA.
The legislation would prohibit any state agent, state employee or member of the Michigan National Guard from assisting “an agency of the armed forces of the United States in any investigation, prosecution, or detention of any person pursuant to 50 USC 1541, as provided by the federal national defense authorization act for fiscal year 2012, Public Law 112-81, if such aid would place that state agency, political subdivision, employee, or member of the Michigan national guard in violation of the United States constitution, the state constitution of 1963, or any law of this state.”
Work to nullify NDAA detention provisions also continues at the local level in the Great Lakes State. On July 18, Oakland County Commissioner Jim Runestad introduced an NDAA Liberty Preservation Resolution for consideration, and on July 26, Allegan County Commissioner Bill Sage will introduce an identical resolution to that county commission.
“Citizens cannot stand by and permit this type of travesty against the U.S. Constitution that all local, state, and federal officials took an oath to protect,” Sage said.
Activists also report support for the resolution in Clinton, Eaton, Grand Traverse and Sheboygan counties, along with Grand Traverse City and Bloomfield Township.
Exemplifying the grass roots nature of the movement in Michigan, Bloomfield Hills’ resident and TAC member Dennis Marburger has traveled across the state educating local lawmakers and citizens about the threat posed by detention provisions written into the NDAA, along with state and local options to fight it.
“We can only restore and preserve our liberty from the bottom up,” Marburger said. “That means you and me. It’s everyone’s Freedom that’s at stake.”Details